As I am now unable to work and on a very limited budget,I tend to buy what I NEED and just have a small amount set aside for the treasures I WANT!!! I have collected various things since childhood and still really enjoy the antique and old children's books as well as my stunning Art Glass.Thank heavens for the internet which has not only allowed me to continue to afford my fewer,yet just as loved treasures than I used to buy,but also has introduced me to many fabulously interesting folk all over the world who share my interests and have become e-friends, much like the pen friends of old!! I only buy what I WANT now, after I have bought what I NEED and all paid all my bills!!!
We have the same mantra. Unfortunately, it seems I am becoming deaf to my own mantra!! LOL. I do find, however, that things I search for at the op shops get well used. (like my Avanti milk frother for $2 . . . brand new in box . . . $16 to $21 dollars new.)
Yes, totally agree, Rice Paper! I go on a 'mission' sometimes!
All of a sudden, eg, I'll need multiple clay coolers for my wine!
Or mini-tote bags, which are becoming popular now, as sometimes I just need to dash to the shops, as we do, & only need wallet & mobile, not the usual 10kgs I cart around in my BIG tote bags!
You get the gist! Lol!
Hello! Rice Paper......maybe weekend-markets pottery stall/s, school Fetes, Knicks-knack shops, or do you have a Pottery Kiln nearby?
Try TAFE Colleges, where pottery is one of the subjects.........
Happy Hunting! Cheers!
Oh! Rice, isn't it just THE most satisfying feeling when one finds EXACTLY what one's been looking for?
I've in my 'mind's eye' an item I want, & I know exactly what form it's to take, & I'll search until I find it!
It may take one shopping trip, or several. It may take a day, or months', but I'll get it eventually!
Cheers to you!
I would like to say no but I often find I have mysteriously acquired beautiful skeins of yarn that I s'pose if you were being harsh you could argue I don't need......... other than that I'm pretty good I think :)
It does, Jonaj! It's amazing the diversity of 'objet d'art' that appeals to a female eye! We seem to be able to 'sense' what item would be 'just right' for a 'spot' or for a usefulness! AND that gives a really good satisfaction to oneself that everything has aligned! It something 99% of the male of the species' can't do at all!
Yes not so much items that i want but i do enjoy buying cheap in advance to save money. I will buy things like 2 kettles so when one packs up i have a replacement at a cheaper price than if i had to buy 1 asap.
I like to buy cheap little knick-knacks and jewellery off of eBay for myself and as little surprises for friends here and there although I rarely spend more than a few dollars on a purchase and they tend to come from China.
. . . . running out to buy a burro so we have room to pack it all on!!!!!!!!!! Oh, the fun we could have. I'm sure our little burro would be as quiet as a mouse as we dragged it from op shop to op shop. ಠ‿ಠ
I love looking round op-shops, esp' while visiting Melbourne, but I don't usually buy anything. My daughter might buy vintage cloths for her self, or small toys, in case she has a baby 1 day, & my husband likes looking for books for our grand-daughters, & good looking small picture frames.
There's nothing I need or want! (Except another cruise!)
Yes. My husband and I have been collectors of old china over the years. Sadly some of our most beautiful pieces are in storage where we can't see them.
As an artist I often buy art supplies I don't need but want to experiment with.
Fortunately I can tighten the belt when necessary without any anxiety.